Definition of ethylenediamine in English:

ethylenediamine

Line breaks: ethyl¦ene|di¦amine
Pronunciation: /ˌɛθɪliːndʌɪˈeɪmiːn
 
, -θ(ə)l-, -dʌɪˈam-, -ˈdʌɪəmiːn/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A viscous liquid used in making detergents and emulsifying agents.
  • Chemical formula: NH2CH2CH2NH2
More example sentences
  • The compounds used to create it include ethylenediamine, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to aminophylline, ethylenediamine (contained in aminophylline), oxtriphylline, or theophylline.
  • The additives were prepared from amines (such as tetraethylenepentamine, triethylenetetramine, diethylenetriamine and ethylenediamine (EDA)) and formaldehyde.

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